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UMF and USM offer new collaborative degree program for expedited 5 year masters in counseling or social work

The Psychology-Counseling 3+2 Program (B.A. to M.S.) and Psychology-Social Work 3+2 Program (B.A. to M.S.W.) will help students graduate a year ahead of time and reduce their college costs while preparing them for a professional career where they can help meet Maine's growing mental health needs.

USM Planetarium's Ed Gleason interviewed about falling meteor captured on video

Falling meteor lights up the sky in Maine, attracting global attention. USM Planetarium manager Ed Gleason describes what occurred in several media interviews.

USM Osher Map Library’s copy of rare 15th c. letter describing Columbus’ journey to the ‘New World’ featured in the media

USM students and the public can view one of the rare 1494 printed copies of Christopher Columbus' letter describing his voyage to the "New World." It is one of only two copies in the northeastern U.S. and only one of 80 in existence worldwide, and it is part of the collection of The Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education at USM.

USM offers summer camps for youth in music, sports and a new STEM camp in energy and sustainability

This summer, the University of Southern Maine offers several summer camps for all ages, including a STEM camp, music and theater camps, and sports camps.

Innovative student research, faculty collaboration highlight Thinking Matters 2016

Abromson Hall echoed with the sound of excitement on April 22 as students from all disciplines and departments presented their innovative and creative capstone posters and oral presentations at Thinking Matters 2016.

USM celebrates 136th Commencement with address by Maine statesman George Mitchell

The University of Southern Maine celebrated its 136th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday with approximately 950 graduate and undergraduate students marching across the Cross Insurance Arena stage following remarks by Maine statesman George Mitchell.

Art alumnus Justin Levesque’s proposed downtown Portland exhibit featured in the Press Herald

Justin Levesque, A 2010 graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Photography, is looking to open a temporary art gallery in Portland's Congress Square inside a shipping container, according to a Portland Press Herald story.

Senior History major Sam Dexter featured by several media outlets for outstanding baseball season

Dexter has shined for the Huskies this season, becoming USM's career hits and doubles leader earlier in the year. He also earned the honor of becoming the second player in NCAA Division III History to reach 300 career hits.

USM Libraries’ Zip Kellogg and his paddling prowess featured on 'Green Outdoors’

The research librarian is best known not for how quickly he can navigate the course, but for the way in which he paddles down the Kenduskeag Stream.

Professor Valerie Hart releases new book on the history of nursing in Maine

"Maine Nursing: Interviews and History on Caring and Competence," published by Arcadia Publishing and the History Press, tells the story of nursing in Maine through interviews, anecdotes and photography.